Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Visual Art Returning for 2017, Etsy Calgary's One Stop Christmas Shop is a not-to-be-missed experience | Photo: Logee Photography Nov. 1, 2017 - Dec. 24, 2017 Holiday Show & Sales 2017 Get your shopping done and support local makers and artists Amy Jo Espetveidt As Calgary heads into this busy season of mingling and planning, we all know holiday shopping also needs to happen. Luckily, arts and crafts take centre stage between now and mid-December with over 80 shows, sales, and markets taking place in and around the city. And the best part? Shopping at these sales helps support local makers of all kinds. Talk about a win-win! Make It Calgary November 2 – 5, 2017 Big Four, Stampede Park (1898 Macleod Tr. SE) $8 A fun, upbeat shopping experience that showcases artists, crafters, and makers from all over Canada, this handmade revolution returns to Calgary. Rounded out by a beer garden, good music, and food trucks, start your holiday shopping with Make It. makeitshow.ca Calgary Night Market November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017 Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) Free admission With four markets this November, be on the lookout for unique items including jewelry, pottery, clothing, wood work, handmade soaps, vintage gifts, and much more. facebook.com Calgary Creative Arts Guild Fall Show & Sale November 4, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Montgomery Community Centre (5003 16th Ave. NW) Free admission Join the Calgary Creative Arts Guild for its annual fall event featuring original works from over 25 local artists. Donations to the Veteran’s Food Bank gratefully accepted. facebook.com Chestermere Christmas Artisan Sale November 4, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre (201 West Chestermere Dr., Chestermere) Free admission with food bank donation A well-established sale that has been running since 1993, head to Chestermere and checkout works from local artisans, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs. facebook.com Bearspaw Food & Gift Market November 4 & 18, 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm Lions Club of Bearspaw (25240 Nagway Rd. NW) Free admission Join Tangled Tree Artworks and find more than 20 carefully chosen vendors with tasty treats, handmade jewellery, knits and woollens, leggings, kitchen gadgets, soaps, clothes, fine art, and more. tangledtreearts.com Calgary Fibre Arts Fair November 4 & 5, 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm Big 4 Building Hall B, Stampede Park (1898 Macleod Tr. SE) $5 A fair for all things fibre arts related—knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and more—look for work from lots of local artists, community groups, classes, demos, and door prizes. calgaryfibrearts.com Christmas in the Country Art Sale November 4 – 5 & 11 – 12, 2017 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144 Street West, Millarville) Free admission With over a thousand pieces of fine craft and unframed artworks by local artists, head to the historic Leighton Art Centre for two weekends of beautiful decorations and festive treats. facebook.com Pottery Market November 5, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Triwood Community Association Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW) Free admission See works from members of this not-for-profit potters’ guild. This sale features the work of nearly 30 local potters who work out of the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre—a facility operated by The City of Calgary. calgarypottery.com Foothills Holiday Roadshow November 9 – 12, 2017 Multiple locations $8 Get out of the city and hit up not one but two holiday affairs with this awesome road trip! Check out the Millarville Christmas Market with 260 vendors and then head over to Okotoks for its Christmas Festival with more than 175 vendors. This year’s pass also offers holders great savings at a number of shops in Okotoks. foothillsroadshow.com Heritage Weavers and Spinners Annual Fall Sale November 10 & 11, 2017 Artpoint in Inglewood (1139 11th St. SE) Free admission Get to know the Heritage Weavers and Spinners at its annual fall sale. Featuring weaving, spinning, and fibre art, all made locally by group members, this is a great chance to pick up an unique gift and see demonstrations throughout the day. heritageweaversandspinners.org The Group Art Society of Calgary Fall Show & Sale November 11, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75th Ave. SW) Free admission and parking Come out for a day of art and meet the artists, this show features original paintings in a variety of mediums, sizes, and prices. Enter to win the door prize an original painting by Dennis Ronald and check out a painting demo by Rosemary Bennett. Donations for the Veteran’s Food Bank are gratefully accepted. facebook.com Fort Calgary Artisan Fair November 11, 2017, 11:00am – 3:00pm Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE) Free admission with a non-perishable food donation for the Veterans’ Food Bank Join Fort Calgary for a special Remembrance Day service, followed by a market featuring over 60 talented local makers. Look for jewellery, hand-made crafts, holiday decor, photography, and more. fortcalgary.com Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association Show + Sale November 16 – 18, 2017 Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW) By donation – $25 Check out what Calgary’s emerging artists have created during the school year at this bi-annual show. A unique public art market where you can view and purchase over 3,000 pieces of handmade works including paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, ceramics, glass, fibre, jewellery, and sculpture, all proceeds support the ACAD student body and the artists directly. acadsa.ca Art Market Art & Craft Sale November 16 – 19, 2017 TELUS Convention Centre (136 8th Ave. SE) $8 – $12 An annual favourite, look for some of the best artisans that Canada has to offer. Art Market showcases delicate pottery, vibrant jewellery, timeless home furnishings, creative clothing, and much more. artmarketcraftsale.com Contextural Fibre Arts Cooperative Christmas Artisan Sale November 17 & 18, 2017 Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 8th St. SW) Free admission A textile-focused sale providing the opportunity to meet the artists and makers of silk-screened, EcoPrinted and hand-dyed scarves, pillows and bags, art pieces, and so much more, come enjoy a warm cup of cider and meet the Contextural artists. facebook.com International Christmas Market November 17 – 19, 24 – 26 & December 1 – 3, 2017 Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW) $10 – $72 Enjoy over 300 vendors spreading Christmas spirit in the indoor comfort of the Spruce Meadows Riding Hall, Equi-Plex, Gallery on the Green, Reindeer Alley, and Candy Cane Lane. There are even musical performances and dance displays to check out each weekend. sprucemeadows.com Indefinite Arts Holiday Art Sale + Fundraiser November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Indefinite Arts Centre (8038 Fairmount Dr. SE) Free admission Join Indefinite Arts for its biggest fundraiser of the year and find one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. Canada’s oldest disability arts organization, it provides artistic training, creation, and exhibition opportunities for artists living with developmental disabilities. indefinitearts.com Southern Alberta Art Alliance Fall Art Show November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Holy Cross Anglican Church (2828 19 St. NW) Free admission and parking Previously known as St. Andrews Heights Artists’ Society, local artists from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance present new works in varied mediums and styles. Meet the artists and find out what inspired their work. facebook.com Etsy Calgary’s One Stop Christmas Shop November 18, 2017, 10:00 – 4:00pm Golden Acre Home & Garden (620 Goddard Ave. NE) $3 Etsy Calgary has once again partnered with Golden Acre Home & Garden to do a special Christmas shop this year. Full of talented vendors and lovely Christmas home decor, this sale offers everything from great gifts for family and friends to Christmas trees and outdoor decorations. Vendors include Fairgoods, Jewelnotes, Lamb Soapworks, Vanja Kragulj, and many more. facebook.com Handmade Here Holiday Show & Sale November 18 & 19, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW) Free admission A boutique group sale, Handmade Here returns for its 13th year and features 25 of Calgary’s best artists and craftspeople. Look for creations in diverse mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, fibre and textiles, blown glass, fused glass, wood, jewelry, ceramics, and more. facebook.com Cochrane Christmas Artisan Market November 25, 2017, 9:00am – 2:00pm Frank Wills Memorial Hall (405 1st St. E, Cochrane) Free admission Go for a short drive and discover the gorgeous Frank Wills Memorial Hall tucked away on the east side of Cochrane. With more than 30 carefully selected artisans and small businesses, this is a great chance to get treats for everyone on your shopping list. facebook.com Bearspaw Christmas Market November 25, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm RockPointe Church (255024 Lochend Rd. NW) $2 With a fantastic view of the mountains, go for a short drive to see a large variety of unique, handmade products from local artisans, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs. facebook.com Let It Snow Party November 25, 2017, 7:00 – 11:00pm Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (280, 1721 29th Ave. SW) $20 – $40 Join the Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary for a fun and fabulous evening with handcrafted food and drinks, live music, and much more! There will even be draws for fine craft pieces throughout the evening and guaranteed retail discounts. eventbrite.ca Calgary Holiday Expo Market November 25 & 26, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede (20 Roundup Way SW) $10 – $40 With comic books, collectibles, cosplay, and holiday shopping, get the perfect gift for the nerd in your life with this holiday market. There’s even an artist alley to hit up. expoholidaymarket.com Bee Kingdom Glass Christmas Sale November 25 & 26, 2017, 12:00 – 5:00pm Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22nd Ave. NW) Free admission Do all your Christmas shopping without going to the mall and see glassblowing demos, join Bee Kingdom Glass for its annual seasonal sale. facebook.com Market Collective Cheer December 1 – 3, 8 – 10 & 15 – 17, 2017 Yellow Warehouse (1390 17th Ave. SE) $5 for the entire weekend This independent market and Calgary staple was created to showcase the works of local artists, artisans, and musicians, and to strengthen the local community. Featuring makers alongside live music, DJs, and a whole bunch of festive cheer, be on the lookout for all kinds of interactive installations throughout the season. marketcollective.ca A local gem, don’t miss hitting up Market Collective Cheer at its new venue | Photo: Jessica Wittman Kids Christmas Craft Sale December 2, 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm Lake Bonavista Community Association (1401 Acadia Dr. SE) Free admission Geared towards the child shopper, all items at this sale are priced under $10 and gives youngsters a chance to purchase gifts for their families as a surprise. facebook.com Firebrand Glass Studio Christmas Open House December 2, 2017, 11:00am – 5:00pm Firebrand Glass Studio (634 3rd St. SW, Black Diamond) Free Families and glass enthusiasts are invited to learn more about the process of glass blowing at this public event. Each year, Julia Reimer and Tyler Rock design a limited series of unique ornaments, new glass creations, and one-of-a-kind pieces that make perfect gifts. firebrandglass.ca Authentically Indigenous Craft Show Holiday Edition December 2 & 9, 2017, 10:00am – 7:00pm Kerby Centre Gym (1133 7th Ave. SW) $2 Featuring more than 30 Indigenous artist vendors from the Calgary and Treaty 7 area of Southern Alberta, this show is full of amazing handmade crafts, art, jewellery, food, and more. authenticallyindigenouscraftshow.com Wildflower Art Salon & Sale December 3, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Wildflower Arts Centre (3363 Spruce Dr. SW) Free admission Join Wildflower Arts Centre for its annual holiday showcase featuring artworks created by the centre’s professionally trained, practicing instructors. From ceramics and fibre arts to paintings and drawings, there is sure to be something for everyone on your list and a portion of all sales go to support Footprints Dance Project Society programs. facebook.com Wolf Willow Winter Sale December 3, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Wolf Willow Studio (9 Spruce Centre SW) Free admission Wolf Willow Studio’s annual gathering of local, artists, musicians, and community, this is a great chance to get some shopping done and pick up an aromatic piece of sustainable, native, Rocky Mountain Wreath decor. facebook.com Festival of Crafts December 7 – 10, 2017 BMO Centre, Stampede Park (20 Round Up Way SE) $7 One of Canada’s biggest holiday handcrafted shopping events, this marketplace features over 250 artists, artisans, and designers. Look for locally and nationally sourced handmade goods including fashion, jewellery, home decor, sculptures, glassware, body care, and gourmet treats. festivalofcrafts.ca 10th Annual Under $100 Art Show December 7 – 10, 2017 Art Spot (4030 8th St. SE) $5 admission Bigger than ever, see works from nearly 100 participating artists with new artwork being brought out daily. You can even check it out at the opening reception taking place from 6:00 to 10:00pm on December 7. facebook.com Bearspaw Christmas Artisan Market December 8 – 10, 2017 Lions Club of Bearspaw (25240 Nagway Rd. NW) $2 Presented by Tangled Tree Artworks & Events, don’t miss these three days of Christmas cheer featuring amazing artisans and craftsman. Make sure you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Cochrane Food Bank and swing by Friday night to see its Christmas light display. facebook.com Christmas Craft Parade December 9, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm St. Michael School (4511 8th Ave. SW) Free admission Featuring over 40 vendors, find jewellery, art, wood crafts, knitting, crochet, candles, pottery, homemade baked goods at this craft parade in support of St. Michael School. facebook.com Bee Kingdom Glass Christmas Sale December 16 & 17, 2017, 12:00 – 5:00pm Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22nd Ave. NW) Free admission Squeezing in one final weekend sale for the year, join Bee Kingdom Glass and do all your Christmas shopping without going to the mall. See glassblowing demos or grab a gift certificate for a Taster Glassblowing class while supporting this local studio. facebook.com Community Craft Sales There’s also a number of community sales taking place between now and the holidays. Not necessarily big or fancy, these sales often offer gems for those who check them out and are well worth hitting up. You never know what you’re going to find! November 3 & 4, 2017, 11:00am – 4:00pm Rosscarrock Community Hall (4411 10th Ave. SW) November 4, 2017, 9:00am – 3:00pm Woodcreek Community Association (1991 Woodview Dr. SW) November 4, 2017, 9:00am – 3:00pm Marda Loop Communities Association (3130 16th St. SW) November 4, 2017, 9:00am – 4:00pm Riverbend Community Association (19 Rivervalley Dr. SE) November 4, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Bowness Community Association (7904 43rd Ave. NW) November 4, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5th Ave. NW) November 4, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Oakridge Community Centre (9504 Oakfield Dr. SW) November 4, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Forest Heights Community Association (4909 Forego Ave. SE) November 4, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Parkland Christmas Market (14660 Parkland Blvd. SE) November 4, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00pm Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Dr. SW) November 4 & 5, 2017 Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm Springbank Community High School (32226 Springbank Road NW) November 12, 2017, 10:30am – 3:00pm Calgary Scandinavian Centre (739 20th Ave. NW) November 17 & 18, 2017 Friday night, 3:00 – 8:00pm Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm Varsity Community Association (4303 Varsity Dr. NW) November 17 & 18, 2017 Friday night, 5:00 – 9:00pm Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association (5600 Centre St. N) November 17 – 19, 2017 Friday night, 6:00 – 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm Crestmont Residents Hall (12400 Crestmont Blvd. SW) November 18, 2017, 9:00am – 2:00pm Robert McClure United Church (5510 26th Ave. NE) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Westminster Presbyterian Church (290 Edgepark Blvd. NW) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Silver Springs Community Association (5720 Silver Ridge Dr. NW) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Edgemont Community Association (33 Edgevalley Circle NW) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Blessed Cardinal Newman School (16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd. SE) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 24th St. SW) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm The New Brighton Club (2 Brighton Dr. SE) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Bonavista Downs Community Association (1418 Lake Ontario Dr. SE) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Acadia Recreation Complex (240 90th Ave. SE) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Mahogany Beach Club (29 Masters Pk. SE) November 18, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm The Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE) November 18, 2017, 11:00am – 3:00pm Scenic Acres Community Association (8825 Scurfield Dr. NW) November 18 & 19, 2017, 9:00am – 4:00pm Bowness Legion (138 Bowness Ctr. NW) November 18 & 19, 2017, 11:00am – 4:00pm Lake Bonavista Community Association (1401 Acadia Dr. SE) November 18 & 19, 2017, 11:00am – 5:00pm Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5th Ave. NW) November 19, 2017, 10:30am – 4:00pm The German Canadian Club of Calgary (218 37th Ave. NE) November 25, 2017, 9:00am – 2:00pm Winston Heights Mountview Community Association (520 27th Ave. NE) November 25, 2017, 9:00am – 3:00pm Monsignor JS Smith School (2919 Douglasdale Blvd. SE) November 25, 2017, 9:30am – 3:30pm Marlborough Community Association (636 Marlborough Way NE) November 25, 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm West Hillhurst Community Association (1940 6th Ave. NW) November 25, 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm Rocky Ridge Ranch Homeowners Association (10709 Rocky Ridge Blvd. NW) November 25, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Abbeydale Community Association (821 Abbeydale Dr. NE) November 25, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Bow Cliff Seniors (3375 Spruce Dr. SW) November 25, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Dalhousie Community Association (5432 Dalhart Rd. NW) November 25, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Foothills United Church (3803 69th St. NW) November 25, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm Calgary Waldorf School (515 Cougar Ridge Dr. SW) November 25, 2017, 11:00am – 3:00pm Millican Ogden Community Association (6901 20A St. SE) November 25, 2017, 11:00am – 3:00pm Millican Ogden Community Centre (6901 20A St. SE) November 25, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00pm Canyon Meadows Community Association (844/848 Cantabrian Dr. SW) November 25 & 26, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm Shawnessy Barn (224 Shawmeadows Rd. SW) November 26, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Lakeview Community Hall (6110 34th St. SW) November 30, 2017, 2:00 – 7:00pm McMan Youth Family & Community Services Association (80 6712 Fisher St. SE) December 1 & 2, 2017 Friday night, 5:00 – 9:00pm Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm Northside Bible Fellowship (2911 Edmonton Tr. NE) December 2, 2017, 9:00am – 2:00pm Holy Nativity Anglican Church (12707 Bonaventure Dr. SE) December 2, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Vivo (11950 Country Village Link NE) December 2, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm Ranchlands Community Association (7713 Ranchview Dr. NW) December 2, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm North Glenmore Park Community Association (2231 Longridge Dr. SW) December 2, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm SCA Community Centre (277 Strathcona Dr. SW) December 2, 2017, 11:00am – 3:00pm Bankview Community Association (2418 17th St. SW) December 3, 2017, 11:00am – 4:00pm Murdoch Manor Social Club (808 5th St. SE) December 8 – 10, 2017 Friday night, 3:00 – 8:00pm Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm Bearspaw Lions Hall (25240 Nagway Rd. NW) December 9, 2017, 9:30am – 3:30pm Highwood Community Centre (16 Harlow Ave. NW) December 9 & 10, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm Cedarbrae Community Centre (11024 Oakfield Dr. SW) Have a show that’s not listed above? Email us at email@example.com or fill out this form.